How to Make a Hanky Panky Cocktail

Hanky-Panky cocktail is one of the oldest cocktails and it was first made by Ada Coleman who was serving in Savoy Hotel as a head bartender in 1925. The drink’s creator was not well known during early years of her bar tending but soon after the publication of Vintage Spirits and Forgotton Cocktails, this recipe took everyone and became an important part of each bar making Ada Coleman a legend for creating such a lovely mix of drinks all together.  The drink itself is a slight variation of sweet martini cocktails but the best ingredient that Coleman used was Fernet Branca which helped this drink to earn huge fame in bars all across the world. Other ingredients may include Italian Vermouth, gin and cognac. The drink itself can be served on many occasions including thanks giving parties, birthdays or any casual gathering. It always catches the eyes of the drinkers soon after they have first sip of it. So if you want to make your party a pleasing and memorable one and want to earn some admiration then this recipe is for you. Simply follow our steps below to make Hanky-Panky cocktail at home.

Things you will require for this recipe Bar spoon, strainer, mixing glass

Serving size: 1

Preparation Time: 2 minutes


– One and a half oz. of gin
– One and a half oz. of sweet vermouth
– Two dashes of Fernet Branca
– Twists of orange or lemon peel
– Ice cubes as required


  • 1

    Get a mixing glass and add half oz. of gin in it then add One and a half oz. of sweet vermouth.

  • 2

    Now add two dashes of Fernet Branca in the mixing glass and mix all of the ingredients with the help of bar spoon and then strain the drink in cocktail glass.

  • 3

    Now add ice cubes in the drink to make it chilled, now garnish the drink with the help of orange or lemon twists. You refreshing Hanky Panky cocktail is ready to serve.

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